He Is Born He is born.  Three simple words.  I’ve preached from this scripture many times.  For believers in Jesus Christ, two choices are before us.  1:  Sell out and believe with all your heart; give your all to the Lord, body, soul, spirit, and life.  2:  Forget about the Lord and walk away.  There...
A Christmas Lift Do you need a lift?  Guess who got the first Christmas lift—the wise men. Matthew 2:  1Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star...
But You, Bethlehem Here is another prophecy to educate Israel about the Messiah and her need of him.  They, as we do, got confused.  Sometimes we try to make things more intricate than they are.  That’s how Satan works. He tries to confuse things.  God, however, is not the author of confusion.  Everything involved...
A Child Is Born, A Son Is Given Isaiah 9:  2The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.  6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful,...
If Jesus Could Become A Child, So Can We Mark 10:13And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. 14But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 15Verily...
He Shall Be The truths of this passage are with us all year.  The angel announced to Mary what would take place.  The hopes of all mankind were about to materialize in a strange way.  The angel went into detail about what would happen and what it all meant to the earth. The phrase shall be is used 12 times, mostly...
Without Controversy is the Mystery Paul wrote to Timothy and the church he pastored.  At the end of his instructions in this chapter he encapsulated the Christmas story.  In one verse he put the entirety of what God did for us.  There is a mystery high above our understanding and comprehension.   We tend to look at things of God...
And Know The Certainty of Those Things Luke felt pressed to write a record of the Son of God coming to earth.  Everyone who would read his gospel account would know of a certainty that the things are true. Luke 1:  1Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed...
To This End Was I Born Pilate asked Jesus a question.  He answered him truthfully.  It revealed something about Jesus to Pilate.  The Lord came for Pilate as well as he did everyone else.  He let Pilate know to this end was I born. John 18: 35Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered...
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